There's really nothing inherently great about Salt. It's nowhere near the level of greatness that any of the Bourne films reached, the laws of physics are absolutely preposterous, and Angelina Jolie isn't exactly the most memorable hero. But for some reason I enjoyed it.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice certainly isn't any better than you'd expect, but it's also not any worse. It's clearly meant for a much younger audience than Jon Turtletaub's super fun National Treasure, so if you check it out, keep that in mind.
It's the quintessential Disney story. A young nerdy college freshman, Dave (Jay Baruchel) ends up becoming the chosen one, the one Balthazar (Nicolas Cage) has been searching for for thousands of years. He becomes his apprentice, and together they save the world. Dave is the guy every 8-15 year old boy will want to be, and Disney certainly knows how to sell tickets.